“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”
― Albert Einstein
Isn't it easy to be caught in the trap of viewing others through the spectacles of our own views, and perspectives?
Today, humans believing they are on the 'right' side of good, still allow themselves to become entangled into the mindset of division.
I don't use any of the terminology like 'left wing' and 'right wing.' I use language like 'godly' and 'holiness. Phil Robertson
Each side genuinely believes they are upright and moral, and the other is wrong.
When two opposing forces disrespect each other's views, both sides remain on the same low level of judgment.
Not very high-minded is it? Yet, it is this mindset that has led humanity to where it is today.
Division is a tactic cleverly used by politics and false religion to keep people divided and at war.
Imagine two people standing on either side of the same mountain; both would have completely different views depending upon where they stood. It would seem illogical to fight over who has the correct view.
Disrespecting someone's view will never evolve into a solution to the problem. It can make people feel angry, and being around disrespectful people can lead to problems such as feeling bad about yourself, keeping your anger inside or even questioning your own sanity.
I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty, and like Him, I love all of humanity. Phil Robertson
Four Tips To Help With Disrespect
1. Respectfully: The next time someone disrespects you, respectfully allow them to hold their opinion. The solution to disrespect is to behave calmly toward those holding very different views and perspectives. That way, there is a far greater chance of being able to communicate your viewpoint across.
- Move on: Should the above fail, respectfully move on; nobody has to tolerate the disrespectful behavior of others.
- Release/Create Distance: Sometimes, it is necessary to release the individuals concerned. It can be healthier to love from a distance. By letting go of the weight that holds you down, you rise higher.
- Family: Simply being a family member or close friend doesn't give anyone the right to disrespect you or control your life, but it is all too common. Dealing with family members that disrespect you isn’t so easy when the emotional stakes are higher. It's important to try to find a solution by calmly communicating what you find acceptable and unacceptable. If they don't change their behavior, you might need to gently create distance.
Always ask yourself, “How would love would respond?”
“You are unique and powerful, and that's why you are here”- Lisa Precious
At Smiley Blue, we acknowledge many growth journeys are through adversity. We encourage you through our teachings to use this as a powerful tool in the box to assist you to grow to your highest potential.
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